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Old 24-03-2008, 10:27   #1
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Hello. New member to forum.Thinking about becoming snowbird next year Sun Coast Fl. May try liveaboard.Can't seem to find info on Costs, fees, restrictions, or rentals. Sailing Tampa Bay as a quest Apr 4 so will have time to check things out. VP

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Old 24-03-2008, 12:50   #2
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Aloha VP,
Do some reading on this forum and you'll find that a lot of folks have discussed these items before. I can't help you about Florida but can encourage you to try liveaboard. It truly is a glorious way of life if you are suited to it.
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Old 25-03-2008, 00:46   #3
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Our winter is just now trying to break up here in Alaska, I too am new here and thinking of doing the snowbird liveaboard in Florida also, Tampa Bay seems to offer plenty of options like shop rentals and such, I've been looking at craigslist and have found quite a few of older boats in the 30' and up range. My work season gets into high gear soon and I am saving up for a fly down around next dec or jan just to scope out the whole idea and see if its a possible scenario, problem is I need to stay in Alaska from april til nov because then when I make the good money, the rest of the time I just sit in my recliner and watch TV and get on the puter, seasonal work. I would have to find a way to store the boat or find someone to look after it, but one thing is certain is that I want a big boat, doesn't have to be new, macho or fast, just something that gives me some elbow room.
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Old 25-03-2008, 04:19   #4
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Sun and heat is not all it's cracked up to be guys. When that thermometer hits 50 C out here I will be back in a cooler climate on the West coast of Canada appreciating the rain. One can get too much of a good thing. LOL
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Old 25-03-2008, 04:32   #5
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Hiya. I'm shivering in the office today. I stayed in doors all easter, just too damn cold and wet to do anything that'll wait 'till next weekend.
Now on a boat that's not an option but on the days when the sun shines staying indoors isn't compulsory either. Can't wait. Enjoy.
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